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Qualcomm Overview

Headquarters San Diego, CA
Size 10000+ Employees
Founded 1985
Type Company - Public (QCOM)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Intel Corporation, MediaTek, Broadcom
Billions, maybe trillions of times a day…

That’s how often people around the world touch something made better by Qualcomm. It could be the smartphone in your pocket, the tablet on your coffee table, that wireless modem in your ... More

Mission: To continually push the boundaries of what's possible in technology.

Qualcomm Reviews

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Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf
Steve Mollenkopf
571 Ratings
  • Helpful (40)

    It was good while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Staff Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Qualcomm full-time (More than 3 years)


    Salary was on par with what other companies pay in Silicon Valley. But you get to live in beautiful San Diego! Bi-annual bonuses and merit increases RSU bonuses although those will be dwindling down in terms of numbers of RSUs given out Didn't have to pay any premiums for family healthcare (It changed later in 2015 and now employees have to pay for their spouses)


    The most politically charged company I ever worked for in my life. If you don't know how to navigate inter office politics and make friends on the top, you are doomed. The company is bloated and hired way too many people in the last 5 years

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of many old timers who no longer bring any value. Many of them are waiting and praying to get a severance package so they can leave the company and do something else. Most of these people are very unhappy in their positions, technically incompetent and no longer fit to manage groups of people.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. I interviewed at Qualcomm in November 2015.


    I applied online for a software engineering internship in San Diego, CA and was emailed to set up two phone interviews. The interviews lasted about 30 minutes each with two software engineers. They asked mostly about my resume and projects listed on it. They also asked me a technical question.

    Interview Questions

    • Design a system to track the 32 largest numbers found in a constant stream of data.   Answer Question

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  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2014
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